Does 'The Secret' Work in Hard Times?

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It was just three years ago that Australian Rhonda Byrne revealed the not-so-little secret of TheSecret. Critics scoffed at the Law of Attraction, but it generated sales of 19 million.

Today, with at least that many Americans unemployed, Byrne's ideas aren't so attractive anymore. According to Nielsen Bookscan, which accounts for 75% of all retail sales, Byrne's follow-up book, The Power, has sold fewer than 190,000 copies.